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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #24)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 04:25 PM

47. Actually I did. The Guardian article shows that most killed are armed.

 

Now they're also using POLICE statistics. And they police are known for under reporting or not reporting at all. But since those are the only numbers we have, thats what we go by. 32% of blacks killed were listed as unarmed, which means 68% were listed as armed.
The fact still remains that more unarmed blacks are killed than whites. No question.
But "unarmed" can also mean 2 different things. If you're beating the hell out of me with your fists and I shoot you, you'd be considered unarmed. But not to ME because I was the one being beaten. Would the police consider you "armed" or not? Who knows?

But the numbers of BOTH whites and blacks killed are going up. Why? In my opinion, its because more cops are on a power trip more than a racist trip. I wonder if cops involved in deadly force incidents are tested for steroids? A lot of their behavior sure would make sense if they were on the gas.

And if you're going to accuse DU of dismissal of statistics, you're right. Crime stats are almost ALWAYS dismissed here too because nobody likes them.

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